PKP Cargo IPO planned for late 2013

AJOT | January 27, 2013 | Intermodal

Polish railway operator PKP plans to list goods carrier PKP Cargo, which it co-owns with the government, by early next year. Read More »

CSX plans new intermodal facility in Quebec

AJOT | January 24, 2013 | Intermodal

CSX Corporation (CSX) and its transportation and intermodal terminals subsidiaries today announced an expansion of the company's intermodal presence in the greater Montreal region and Quebec. CSX's intermodal terminals subsidiary will build a new 36-hect Read More »

GCS completes substantial investment program expanding capacity at its MANP terminal in Moscow

AJOT | January 24, 2013 | Intermodal

Global Container Services (GCS) has added a second rail-mounted gantry crane (RMG) at its MANP terminal on the outskirts of Moscow. This has increased the number of train arrivals it can handle up to five or six per week. In addition, it has increased the Read More »

Brazil soy haulage cost could jump 50 pct by peak harvest

AJOT | January 24, 2013 | Intermodal

The cost of trucking soybeans from the forecast record crop now being gathered could jump up to 50 percent weeks from now when harvesting peaks, logistics researcher Esalq-Log said, due to a bigger harvest but reduced haulage capacity. Read More »

Union Pacific’s profit beats estimates; warns on 2013

AJOT | January 23, 2013 | Intermodal

Union Pacific Corp, the No.1 U.S. railroad, reported a quarterly profit above analyst estimates as higher pricing helped to make up for a fall in volumes but it warned of a tough 2013. Read More »

Kansas City Southern, rivals beat estimates on strong intermodal demand

AJOT | January 22, 2013 | Intermodal

Kansas City Southern's quarterly profit beat Wall Street estimates on strong intermodal and automotive volumes, and the U.S. railroad company forecast 2013 revenue growth in the high-single digits. Read More »

CN Rail’s 2013 profit forecast disappoints

AJOT | January 21, 2013 | Intermodal

Canadian National Railway forecast a 2013 profit that fell short of analyst expectations, sending shares of the country's biggest rail carrier lower even as it posted higher quarterly earnings and increased its dividend. Read More »

ATA Truck Tonnage Index jumped 2.8% in December

AJOT | January 21, 2013 | Intermodal

he American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.8% in December after surging 3.9% in November. (The 3.9% gain in November was revised from a 3.7% increase ATA reported on December 18, 2012.) Read More »

CN to build Joliet, IL, intermodal ramp

AJOT | January 16, 2013 | Intermodal

CN announced a plan to construct an intermodal ramp at its freight yard in Joliet, Ill., to offer import/export customers key access to numerous Chicagoland distribution centers. Read More »

CN and Indiana Rail Road to launch all-rail service for containerized Trans-Pacific imports

AJOT | January 15, 2013 | Intermodal

CN and the Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) have announced an agreement on the construction of an intermodal terminal in Indianapolis and their plan to offer Indiana importers and exporters an all-rail option for containerized products moving to/from Asia Read More »

DHL’s standard forwarding wins Great Lakes/Midwest Carrier of the Year Award

AJOT | January 14, 2013 | Intermodal

Standard Forwarding, a U.S. less than truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of DHL Freight, was named Great Lakes/Midwest LTL Carrier of the Year (2012) in Mastio & Company's annual Value and Loyalty Benchmarking Study. It was the fifth time in a row tha Read More »

Union Pacific’s Michaels elected 2013 IANA Chairman

AJOT | January 14, 2013 | Intermodal

Barry D. Michaels, vice president of Intermodal Operations at Union Pacific Railroad Company, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the Intermodal Association of North America, succeeding David Manning, president of Tennessee Express, Inc Read More »

Container lessor Touax eyes growth in Africa

AJOT | January 14, 2013 | Intermodal

France's Touax, which lets and sells shipping containers, modular buildings, river barges and railcars, wants to triple the portion of sales it makes in Africa in the next two to three years, its co-managing partner said. Read More »

ATA pleased Supreme Court to decide port regulations appeal

AJOT | January 13, 2013 | Intermodal

American Trucking Associations was pleased that the Supreme Court of the United States agreed on January 11 to hear its petition to review the Port of Los Angeles' attempt to impose a comprehensive licensing scheme on carriers using the port under the gui Read More »

Canadian PM agrees to pay more heed to native demands

AJOT | January 13, 2013 | Intermodal

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper agreed in a meeting with native leaders to pay more attention to their demands, trying to mollify an aboriginal protest movement that has threatened to blockade roads and railways across the country. Read More »

Chinese railway equipment maker signs contracts worth $1.6 billion

AJOT | January 10, 2013 | Intermodal

China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corp Ltd (CSR), one of the country's two leading train makers, has signed deals worth 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) in China and other emerging markets, including Argentina and Nigeria. Read More »

CN opens new intermodal terminal at Calgary Logistics Park

AJOT | January 09, 2013 | Intermodal

The first CN trains to serve the state-of-the-art intermodal terminal for containerized goods at the company's new Calgary Logistics Park have started to arrive. Read More »

K & J Trucking chooses Blue Tree Systems

AJOT | January 09, 2013 | Intermodal

Blue Tree Systems Inc., a provider of reefer monitoring, trailer tracking, and in-cab fleet management solutions, has announced that K & J Trucking, Inc. has selected its R:COM Fleet Management solution. The refrigerated truckload carrier is using the Blu Read More »

Mastio & Co. names Old Dominion Freight Line Best LTL National Carrier for third consecutive year

AJOT | January 09, 2013 | Intermodal

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. was honored as the No. 1 less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier by Mastio & Company as part of the company's 2012 Value and Loyalty Benchmarking Study. Read More »

Notbox launches in North America

AJOT | January 09, 2013 | Intermodal

The Notbox Company has launched its eco-friendly 'leaner, meaner and greener' alternative to the billions of single-use cardboard boxes to manufacturers, supply chain professionals and consumers in the United States and Canada through a new partnership he Read More »